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Red against the Green

This second image is taken by placing the same dragonfly in a tree in the backyard. This creates a dramatic image with the contrast of red against green and the light filtering through the translucent wings.

 
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Posted by on June 22, 2012 in dragonflies

 

Altered Art

On April 18, 2011 I posted an image of a dragonfly in grey. For awhile now I’ve wanted to change it somehow, to add more pizzazz. Here it is in it’s new form, refreshed by adding red and rainbow ribbon yarn to it’s body. The wings stayed the same but look renewed themselves against the vivid red of the body. Small changes but they really work for this piece!

 
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Posted by on June 22, 2012 in dragonflies

 

Happy Accident

While visiting my Aunt last weekend, I took pictures of her flowers as preparation for the last class tomorrow night at Place des Arts of drawing to watercolours. I didn’t notice until I uploaded the images that I had caught a bee on their way to a peony. The bee flying right adds a lovely counterpoint to the leftward thrust of the flowers and the leaves. I look forward to seeing what I can do with this image in watercolours.

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2012 in photographs

 

First Rose

It’s an incredibly busy time art-wise for me right now and many of the pictures I’ve been taking are not of my art but of my neighborhood as reference material for the banners I’m designing for Heritage Square at Place des Arts in Coquitlam. As I’ve been waking around I came across the first rose I’ve seen this year. The pastel blush-pink colour against the dark green leaves makes for a classic image of beauty and the promise of new beginnings; a perfect image for how I feel this June.

 
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Posted by on June 8, 2012 in photographs